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2009-01-19 18:01:00

COLLEGE PARK, Md., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- As Barack Obama prepares to be sworn in as the 44th president of the United States, a new 17-nation poll conducted for the BBC World Service finds widespread and growing optimism that his presidency will lead to improved relations between the United States and the rest of the world. The poll also shows people around the world are looking to President Obama to put highest priority on dealing with the current global financial crisis....

2008-10-12 09:00:11

U.S. Republican Party leaders say the campaign of GOP presidential nominee John McCain is drifting, lacking a coherent message and running out of time. While party leaders said it wasn't impossible for McCain, a U.S. senator from Arizona, to bounce back in the polls that show him trailing his Democratic opponent, Sen. Barack Obama of Illinois, he will have to settle on a clear message soon or face defeat, The New York Times reported Sunday. "I think you're seeing a turning point," GOP...

2008-10-10 09:00:00

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Barack Obama spent $3.3 million in TV advertising Monday. At that rate the Democrat will spend more than $90 million on ads through Election Day -- more than all the money Republican rival John McCain has to spend on his entire fall campaign. McCain's ad spending Monday totaled about $900,000, and the Republican National Committee weighed in with about $700,000. The disparity between Obama and the Republicans is so wide that it has allowed Obama to spend in more states...

2008-10-10 06:00:02

By David Jackson WASHINGTON -- Democrat Barack Obama's campaign said Thursday that he is planning a half-hour prime-time ad on network TV on Oct. 29 to promote his presidential bid. Spokesman Bill Burton said the campaign has bought time on CBS and NBC, plus on Fox if it is not airing a World Series baseball game. He said the Democratic nominee, who has been outspending Republican rival John McCain on TV ads, is also talking to other networks about buying 30 minutes of prime time....

2008-10-09 15:00:14

The U.S presidential candidates pushed across the Midwest Thursday attacking each other over their votes, positions and policies. Democratic candidate Barack Obama visited Dayton, Ohio, the city where Republican candidate John McCain introduced Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin as his running mate. McCain stumped in Mosinee, Wis. McCain and Obama both stepped their criticisms of each other, with McCain and his surrogates attacking Obama's judgment and readiness to lead, The Washington Post...

2008-10-09 09:00:37

Race may not be as big an issue in the U.S. presidential battle between Barack Obama and John McCain as once thought, a Gallup Poll released Thursday indicates. Six percent of poll respondents said they were less likely to vote for Obama, the Democratic Party candidate for president, because of his race but 9 percent said they were more likely to vote for him, results indicated. Similarly, 6 percent said they were less likely to vote for McCain, the Republican candidate, while 7 percent...

2008-09-23 03:00:24

To: POLITICAL EDITORS Contact: Steven Kull of the Program on International Policy Attitudes at the University of Maryland, +1-202-232-7500 COLLEGE PARK, Md., Sept. 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --- A new WorldPublicOpinion.orgpoll finds the majority of supporters of John McCain and Barack Obama largely agree on how to deal with both the countrys energy needs and the problem of climate change. Asked whether the government should require utilities to use more alternative energy sources,...

2008-09-11 12:00:15

THE US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has denied claims of sexism after likening his rival's promise of change to putting "lipstick on a pig". Barack Obama said Republican John McCain's outrage was "phoney", a diversion from debating real issues. The controversy began on Tuesday after Mr Obama said his rival was advocating change while pursuing the politics of the current Bush administration. Mr McCain's campaign accused him of smearing running mate Sarah Palin. Mrs...

2008-09-11 09:00:15

By Jeff Zeleny and Brian Knowlton Pressed by fellow Democrats to react more forcefully to attacks they consider unfair but which seem to have taken a toll, Senator Barack Obama counterattacked strongly Wednesday, accusing his Republican rivals of resorting to "lies and phony outrage" to manipulate voters and the press. He was referring partly to Republican reaction to a colloquial comment he had made about putting "lipstick on a pig," which he said was a clear reference to Senator John...

2008-08-29 00:00:10

Sen. John McCain's presidential campaign Thursday said Barack Obama made a "misleading speech" in his acceptance speech at the Democratic convention in Denver. "Tonight, Americans witnessed a misleading speech that was so fundamentally at odds with the meager record of Barack Obama," said McCain spokesman Tucker Bounds. "When the temple comes down, the fireworks end, and the words are over, the facts remain: Senator Obama still has no record of bipartisanship, still opposes offshore...


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